Iraq War Veteran on Protesting Trump: We Do Not Want to Be Used as Props for Hate (Video)

Trump held the Veterans fundraiser on January 28 after he refused to take part in a debate organized by Fox News.


At the time, Trump claimed he had raised over $6 million, but a recent Washington Post investigation revealed that only about half of the money was actually paid out to veterans groups. Soon after the Post article was published, Trump began cutting more checks.

More than a dozen veterans’ groups reported receiving money from Trump over the past week.

On Tuesday, Trump held a press conference to defend his actions, and lambasted the press.

Outside the press conference, members of the group Vets Vs. Hate protested. We speak to one of them, Iraq War veteran Julio Torres.

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